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« Reply #7440 on: September 07, 2012, 01:05:09 PM »

Work all fucking weekend again. Luckily this week has been awesome so far.

I need to fucking get an apartment but I have no time to go hunting. :(
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« Reply #7441 on: September 07, 2012, 01:59:05 PM »

Work all fucking weekend again. Luckily this week has been awesome so far.

I need to fucking get an apartment but I have no time to go hunting. :(

Worst case, at least you got a new car to sleep in.
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« Reply #7442 on: September 07, 2012, 02:07:32 PM »

not a lot of room for horizontal activity :(
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« Reply #7443 on: September 07, 2012, 02:29:34 PM »

not a lot of room for horizontal activity :(

You get used to the back seat. =/
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« Reply #7444 on: September 08, 2012, 01:23:46 PM »

Finally got a phone and found a copy of Disgaea 3 in English in Seoul for $15 :D
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« Reply #7445 on: September 08, 2012, 10:53:53 PM »

I swear to god, buying a mobile phone in US is such inane bullshit involving contracts that rip you off to hell and back. Never getting used to this after the simplicity of my home country (and having 100% coverage throughout every single nook & cranny of a country).

Can I just buy a smartphone with wifi capabilities without doing any pointless data plan and just get a SIM card??!?! Help me, please.

Edit: and you pay for incoming messages? WHAT? I MEAN, WHAT?
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« Reply #7446 on: September 08, 2012, 11:13:22 PM »

Can I just buy a smartphone with wifi capabilities without doing any pointless data plan and just get a SIM card??!?! Help me, please.

Yes you can.  No phone company will tell you how, though.  You'll probably have to buy the phone online since very few stores will stock unlocked models.  Then get a simple prepaid plan or something.  That's what I do.  The phone will cost more upfront since there's no subsidy but you'll save a ton of money in the long run.

Contracts are a complete scam, but it's a scam that's become so entrenched here people think it's normal...
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« Reply #7447 on: September 09, 2012, 12:19:20 PM »

I swear to god, buying a mobile phone in US is such inane bullshit involving contracts that rip you off to hell and back. Never getting used to this after the simplicity of my home country (and having 100% coverage throughout every single nook & cranny of a country).

Can I just buy a smartphone with wifi capabilities without doing any pointless data plan and just get a SIM card??!?! Help me, please.

Edit: and you pay for incoming messages? WHAT? I MEAN, WHAT?

Agreed with Kev, the whole cell phone contract thing in the US is a giant fucking ripoff.  $20 for a text message "package" that costs the company like .001cents per text? Fuck that.  Yeah I understand infrastructure and sunk cost bullshit, but I still don't buy it.  Most text messages ride the same comm channel that are being sent regardless if you're sending a text or not. 

Go to Wal-mart and ask look for their Straight Talk plans.  Not sure whether any other stores carry straight talk.  You need your own phone and you can't roam, but you can use AT&T's/Verizon's towers wherever you are.  It beats the hell outta any other plan.

Also make sure straight talk covers your area: http://www.straighttalk.com/Coverage
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« Reply #7448 on: September 09, 2012, 01:50:16 PM »

That straight talk is interesting. I might have to take a look at that.

Cell phone, cable, and internet rates are shitty in this country. I'll never have cable, waste of money in my opinion. I'd only like it because most local teams are on cable.

I get a %20 discount on my cell plan from work, so that makes it a bit more manageable.
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« Reply #7449 on: September 09, 2012, 02:07:42 PM »

Yeah, my wife just finally got an iPhone and she's now stuck in a 2-year contract. You have to negotiate the damn thing like you're buying a car.
I have an iphone that I got through work. I don't pay a cent for it, except for any apps I may purchase. If I didn't get it through work there's no way I  would waste over a $100/month on a smart phone. A Tracphone would suit me just fine.


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« Reply #7450 on: September 09, 2012, 06:54:12 PM »

Worked at the madonna concert at yankee stadium last night. Broke my finger and twisted my knee thanks to stupid coworkers. Not a hapoy Agent D. right now.
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« Reply #7451 on: September 09, 2012, 08:43:02 PM »

I can't go into extreme detail, but on Friday I evacuated my class from my classroom because one of my students went into such a violent tantrum I feared for the kids safety. Ah, the joys of special ed!

Long story short: Kid is totally in the wrong class for his disability. He's severly autistic. Parents can't accept it...and so the blame falls on us. Maybe.
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« Reply #7452 on: September 09, 2012, 09:27:46 PM »

It could've been worse, Lucca. For instance, during the middle of his tantrum a bunch of tigers could've rushed into the halls and devoured all of your students. That would've REALLY sucked.

Oh, anyway, I bought some creepy damn plush thing at an art show today. It looks like something from The Neverhood. I love it. It freaks me out.

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Wow, some fucker on the first floor is like smoking cigars. And since the walls/pipes aren't really sealed off in my building, MY apartment smells like smoke. Badly. This is fucking atrocious.
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« Reply #7453 on: September 10, 2012, 03:28:41 AM »

I thought I had work, drove up there. I didn't. Walked around. Went to a used game shop and bought: all the colony wars games, gaiares for genesis w/ thunderforce 3, and die hard trilogy for PSX :p

then had an awesome day w/ +1.
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« Reply #7454 on: September 10, 2012, 09:50:13 AM »

Contracts are worth it if you have a family plan of some sort. Straight talk is going to cost you $45/month for an iPhone, plus $15 for the SIM card. They claim unlimited data, but you will get warnings if you go beyond 2G/month and will possibly drop you if you do so repeatedly.
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